Sabine Schleese has been named to the W100 Top Female Entrepreneurs in Canada list 10 times.
I had a really fun time and learned a lot when I interviewed her for Journey To Success Radio.
Sabine Schleese was named one of the 2014 W100 Top Female Entrepreneurs in Canada and has been on this list 10 times in the past years.
She is one of three partners of Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd. which has been manufacturing English riding saddles in Canada since 1986.
The company specializes in saddles made for women, especially for recreational and amateur riders who care about comfort for themselves and protection for their horses’ backs.
They have had numerous business and industry awards and were featured twice on Discovery Channel and also in the Wall Street Journal.
She was also awarded Exporter of the year from the Organization of Women in International Trade in Toronto.
Sabine worked for NASA during the Space Lab years (late 70’s) as liaison between the US aeronautical engineers and the European Space Agency engineers through the American consulate in Bremen, Germany.
Sabine and her husband Jochen were just awarded 2014 Entrepreneurs of the Year at the Business Excellence Awards from the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce.
Humans and horses have been joined for thousands of years, and for much of that time, one thing has served as the primary point of physical contact between them: the saddle.
However, for many horses and many riders, the saddle has been no less than a refined means of torture. Horses have long suffered from tree points impeding the movement of their shoulder blades; too narrow gullet channels damaging the muscles and nerves along the vertebrae; and too long panels putting harmful pressure on the reflex point in the loin area. Male riders saddle up despite riding-related pain and the potential for serious side effects, such as impotence, while female riders endure backache, slipped discs, and bladder infections, to name just a few common issues.
We must ask ourselves how much better we could ride and how much better our horses could perform if our saddles fit optimally? If they accommodated the horse’s unique conformation and natural asymmetry? If they were built for the differing anatomy of men and women?
The answers to all these questions are right here, right now, in this book.
Author: Jochen Schleese
Illustrations: 224 color photos, 41 color illustrations
ISBN: 978 1 5707609 653 4
Published by: Trafalgar Square Books